Comings & Goings

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Post-Gazette: Alexis Johnson, the reporter whose satirical tweet got her and more than 100 of her colleagues banned from covering the Black Lives Matter rallies, has landed a new gig with Vice News Tonight‘s Washington bureau. The controversy around her situation at the P-G has only helped raise her national profile.

WESA: Pittsburgh’s NPR news station recently hired Kate Giammarise away from the Post-Gazette to cover the economic impact of Covid-19 on the region. She will be working on a one-year, grant-funded project to track opinions across 10 counties and document how the pandemic has affected citizens. Giammarise had been at the PG since 2013.

The station also named Laura Tsutsui as producer of The Confluence, the daily local current events show. Tsutsui, who starts in November, most recently worked for Valley Public Radio in Fresno, Calif.

The founding director of the Center for Media Innovation at Point Park University, Andrew Conte writes the On Media column at NEXTpittsburgh with support from The Heinz Endowments. You can find all of his columns here, and you may reach him at